Qld’s $6.3b transport spend

Queensland commuters, freight drivers and tourists alike will benefit from the multi-billion-dollar transport spend unveiled in the state budget. Southeast Queensland will be the big winner, with huge investments set to be delivered along the rail corridor, on the M1 between Brisbane and the Gold...

Minister: Don’t punish all Diggers

Stripping soldiers of an award for crimes allegedly committed by their colleagues would violate Australian principles, the Veterans Affairs Minister says. The comments come after the ADF chief walked back plans to strip up to 3000 soldiers of a collective citation in the wake of...

Chinese post ‘stupid, vindictive’

Barnaby Joyce has likened the Chinese spokesman who posted an inflammatory tweet about Australian soldiers to a “stupid high school student”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted a graphic, doctored image on Monday, depicting an Australian soldier holding a knife to an Afghan child....